December 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Prosecutor’s Powers Almost Unlimited

Recent events have taught many of us a key fact about the criminal justice system that we may not have understood.  The most important element of the system is not the police, the judge or the jury. It is the prosecutor.  More...

Obituaries

Graeme Hanson, M.D.

YARMOUTH — Dr. Graeme Hanson, age 79, died on Dec. 4, 2014, in San Francisco, CA, from complications related to pulmonary disease.  He was born March 26, 1935, in Augusta, Maine, to the late Elliott C. Hanson and Margarey B. Hanson.  More...

Maine

Michaud bows out after 3 decades in office confident he ‘made Maine a better place’

AUGUSTA   U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud capped a 32-year political career Thursday confident that he has “made Maine a better place” and content with the prospect of returning to a quiet life in the Katahdin region.  More...

Nation/World

Collins under fire over plan on trucker rest rules

AUGUSTA   Sen. Susan Collins’ effort to relax some rest rules for truck drivers is drawing fierce criticism from safety advocates, but the Republican Maine senator says the current regulations have had unintended consequences.  More...